John 18:22
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New International Version
When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.

New Living Translation
Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. "Is that the way to answer the high priest?" he demanded.

English Standard Version
When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?”

Berean Study Bible
When Jesus had said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Him in the face and said, "Is this how You answer the high priest?"

Berean Literal Bible
Now of His having said these things, one of the officers standing by gave a blow with the palm to Jesus, having said, "Do You answer the high priest this way?"

New American Standard Bible
When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"

King James Bible
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He had said these things, one of the temple police standing by slapped Jesus, saying, "Is this the way you answer the high priest?"

International Standard Version
When he said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Jesus on the face and demanded, "Is that any way to answer the high priest?"

NET Bible
When Jesus had said this, one of the high priest's officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, "Is that the way you answer the high priest?"

New Heart English Bible
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he had said these things, one of the guards who was standing there struck Yeshua on the cheek and said to him, “Do you answer thus to The High Priest?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus said this, one of the guards standing near Jesus slapped his face and said, "Is that how you answer the chief priest?"

New American Standard 1977
And when He had said this, one of the officers standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he had thus spoken, one of the servants who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

American King James Version
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

American Standard Version
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had said these things, one of the servants standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so?

Darby Bible Translation
But as he said these things, one of the officers who stood by gave a blow on the face to Jesus, saying, Answerest thou the high priest thus?

English Revised Version
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Weymouth New Testament
Upon His saying this, one of the officers standing by struck Him with his open hand, asking Him as he did so, "Is that the way you answer the High Priest?"

World English Bible
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he having said these things, one of the officers standing by did give Jesus a slap, saying, 'Thus dost thou answer the chief priest?'
Study Bible
Jesus Before the High Priest
21Why are you asking Me? Ask those who heard My message. Surely they know what I said.” 22When Jesus had said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Him in the face and said, “Is this how” You answer the high priest? 23Jesus replied, “If I said something wrong, testify to what was wrong. But if I spoke correctly, why did you strike Me?”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:67
Then they spat in His face and struck Him. Others slapped Him,

Luke 22:63
The men who were holding Jesus began to mock Him and beat Him.

John 18:3
So Judas brought a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees. They arrived at the garden carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons.

John 18:21
Why are you asking Me? Ask those who heard My message. Surely they know what I said."

John 19:3
And they went up to Him again and again, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and slapping Him in the face.

Acts 23:2
At this, the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
Treasury of Scripture

And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

struck.

Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the …

Job 30:10-12 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face…

Isaiah 50:5-7 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither …

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid …

Matthew 26:67,68 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote …

Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet …

Luke 22:63,64 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him…

Acts 23:2,3 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite …

the palm of his hand. or, a rod. Answerest.

Acts 23:4,5 And they that stood by said, Revile you God's high priest…

(22) With the palm of his hand.--The Greek word occurs again in the New Testament only in John 19:3, and Mark 14:65 (see Note there, and on Matthew 26:67). It is uncertain whether it means here a blow with the hand or, as the margin renders it, "with a rod." The word originally means a stroke with a rod, but in classical usage it acquired also the meaning of a slap in the face, or box on the ear, and the corresponding verb is certainly used in this sense in Matthew 5:39. We may gather from Acts 23:2 that a blow on the face was a customary punishment for a supposed offence against the dignity of the high priest; but in that case it was ordered by the high priest himself, and the fact that it was here done without authority by one of the attendants confirms the opinion that this was not a legal trial before the judicial authority.

Verse 22. - And when he had said these things, one of the officers standing by, anxious to win with his officious zeal the approval of his master, gave Jesus a ῤάπισμα. (Meyer says it cannot be settled whether this word means a stroke with a rod (as Godet, Bengel) or a blow on the cheek or ear, which was the current punishment for a word supposed to be insolent; but δέρεις of Ver. 23, which means "to flay," implies a more severe punishment than a blow on the face with the hand.) This is the beginning of the coarse and terrible mockery which was the lot of the sublime Sufferer through the remaining hours of the awful day which is now dawning on him. Saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? And when he had thus spoken,.... What was so right and reasonable, in so becoming a manner, without heat or passion:

one of the officers which stood by; it may be one of those who had been sent to him and had been a hearer of him, whom Jesus might look wistfully at, or point unto, when he said the above words, at which he might be provoked: and therefore

stroke Jesus with the palm of his hand; or gave him a rap with a rod, or smote him with a staff, as some think, is the sense of the phrase; though the Syriac, agreeably to our version, reads it, he smote him, , "upon his cheek"; gave him, what we commonly call, a slap on the face; and which is always esteemed a very great affront, and was a piece of rudeness and insolence to the last degree in this man:

saying, answerest thou the high priest so? This he said, as well as gave the blow, either out of flattery to the high priest, or to clear himself from being a favourer of Christ; which, by what had been said, he might think would be suspected: some have thought this was Malchus, whose ear Christ had healed; if so, he was guilty of great ingratitude. 22. struck Jesus with the palm … Answerest Thou the high priest so—(See Isa 50:6; and compare Ac 23:2). (Also see on [1898]Mr 14:54.)18:13-27 Simon Peter denied his Master. The particulars have been noticed in the remarks on the other Gospels. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. The sin of lying is a fruitful sin; one lie needs another to support it, and that another. If a call to expose ourselves to danger be clear, we may hope God will enable us to honour him; if it be not, we may fear that God will leave us to shame ourselves. They said nothing concerning the miracles of Jesus, by which he had done so much good, and which proved his doctrine. Thus the enemies of Christ, whilst they quarrel with his truth, wilfully shut their eyes against it. He appeals to those who heard him. The doctrine of Christ may safely appeal to all that know it, and those who judge in truth bear witness to it. Our resentment of injuries must never be passionate. He reasoned with the man that did him the injury, and so may we.
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